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The cliffs at Cape St Vincent with the lighthouse in view


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Cape St Vincent was believed to be the 'End of the World' until the discovery of The Americas. The cape is situated at the extreme south-west corner of Portugal. The limestone cliffs are very high indeed and are dominated by the lighthouse which is still regarded as so important that it has seven permanent lighthouse-keepers and their families living there.
Several sea-battles have been fought within sight of these cliffs, and the English Admiral, Jervis, received his title, Lord St. Vincent, after his great naval victory here.

16th Apr 2007

Geography, History

Key Stages:
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

portugal, cliffs, limestone, geology, lighthouse

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